Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli
|Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli|
|Rector||Prof. Massimo Egidi|
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The Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali "Guido Carli" (Italian for Free International University for Social Studies "Guido Carli"), known by the acronym "LUISS", is an independent, private university in Rome, Italy, founded in 1974 by a group of entrepreneurs led by Umberto Agnelli brother of Gianni Agnelli.
LUISS provides undergraduate and post-graduate education, in addition to a range of double degree programs, in the fields of finance, business, management, law and political science. It is considered one of the most important institutions of higher education in Italy. It is located near the historical center of the city, between the neighborhoods of Parioli and Trieste. The university is supported by Confindustria, the Italian confederation of industries.
- 1 History
- 2 Rankings
- 3 Admission
- 4 Organization
- 5 Campuses
- 6 Administration
- 7 Other figures
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
In 1974 a group of entrepreneurs led by Umberto Agnelli (the brother of Gianni Agnelli, who at the time was president of Confindustria), launched a project investing economic and intellectual resources in the establishment of a university. This university would be designed to offer undergraduate and post-graduate education that is geared towards the needs of the market.
LUISS came out of a pre-existing university, (Pro Deo University, founded in 1966), which was redesigned and renamed LUISS' (an acronym for Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali, which means "Free International University of Social Studies") in 1977. Eventually other public and private industrial groups, as well as some banks, joined the founders.
The group of businessmen and bankers who had promoted and financed the birth of the project, as well as the transformation of the organization of the old Pro Deo University, into the more modern ones of LUISS University, as it is today, was established in 1985 in the current “Friends of LUISS”. This has had since its inception the senator Umberto Agnelli as its President, who was then succeeded by Francesco Gaetano Caltagirone (still in office), and plays a vital role in the collection and distribution of economic resources to be allocated to provide scholarships for students who have enormous potential but a lack of economic resources, and to ensure that the most brilliant LUISS graduates will have the possibility of earning PhDs to dedicate themselves to scientific research with a view to an academic career or advanced professional activities.
Originally the university had only the faculties of Economics and Political Science, to which was added the faculty of Law in 1982. In 2011 an academic reorganization took place, which resulted in today's four Departments: Law, Business and Management, Economics and Finance, and Political Science. Today the University offers many courses entirely taught in English, such as 'Economics&Business' or 'Politics, Philosophy and Economics'. 
In 2013, in the Censis ranking of private universities, done in conjunction with the newspaper la Repubblica LUISS Guido Carli was the top university for Political Science and the second for Law and Economics (after Bocconi by one point).
In February 2014, the Confindustria-supported university, with the team composed by: Riccardo Caruso, Michael Guy Cuna, Giovanni Fassari and Alessio Ottaviani, took first place at the Rotman International Trading Competition (the global competition in Toronto involving 52 teams from 47 different universities).
With regard to research, according to the final report on research quality for 2004/2010 from ANVUR, the university takes second place (in Italy overall, for all disciplines) among small universities, tying with the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and behind Sant'Anna di Pisa.
In 2015 LUISS was ranked second best university in the Sole 24 ore national ranking.
To attend a degree program at one of the four Departments at LUISS, candidates must pass an admission test. Each year a maximum number of places available is set and the admission test is done in two different sessions (one in spring and one in September), after which a ranking by session is drafted, where each student has a score made up of their final grade in secondary school and their test score. Admission is obviously based on the available slots and where selected students choose not to attend, other students are selected from the waiting list.
The admission test lasts 90 minutes and is made up of 100 multiple-choice questions measuring general culture (15%) and aptitude (85%). The subjects on the test are: logic and reading comprehension; logical and mathematical aptitude and financial mathematics; numerical and spatial logic; abstract reasoning and critical/verbal skills; knowledge of general math and general culture (current events, history, literature, philosophy); and English.
On average, candidates admitted to LUISS are high achievers: 68.1% of students have a final secondary school average of over 90/100, as compared to the national average of 24.6%.
To be admitted to a master's degree, LUISS graduates with degree grades of 100 or above can be admitted to degree programs without having to take an admission test, until all the available slots are taken. Graduates from other universities (for a maximum of 250) must take a written test to apply for admission.
The University is divided into the following four departments:
Department of Law
The academic organization provides a single five-year cycle for the combined bachelor's and master's degree program in Law (Category: LGM/01).
Department of Business and Management
The Department of Business and Management offers the following degree programs:
- Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management (category L-18);
- Master’s degree in Economics and Business Management (category LM-77);
- Master’s degree in Management in English (category LM-77);
- Master’s degree in Business Accounting (category LM-77).
Department of Economics and Finance
The Department of Economics and Finance offers the following degree programs:
- Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business in English (category L-33);
- Master’s degree in Economics and Finance (category LM-56).
Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science offers the following degree programs:
- Bachelor’s degree in Politics, philosophy and economics (category L-36);
- Master’s degree in International Relations (category LM-62);
- Master’s degree in Science of Government and Policies (category LM-62).
The university has several autonomous postgraduate schools:
LUISS Business School, a school for professional management and a center of research and management consulting. It has its own MBA program, various types of master's degrees and ad hoc training courses for business customers;
LUISS School of Government which offers specific training, through the provision of four different master's degrees in the field of political processes and decision-making, both in the public and private sector;
The Massimo Baldini School of Journalism offers two-year programs that require enrollment in the journalism trainee program. At the end of the course (taught by professional journalists, academics and technical specialists), the university confers a diploma.
LUISS Guido Carli currently has four campuses in Rome.
The historic campus is situated in a “palazzina” at Viale Pola 12 (in the 1930s, this was the residence of Galeazzo Ciano and Edda Mussolini), which is referred to in most of the documents that mention the university. It continues to house the university's general management, administrative services, human resources and academic support services. Also at this location are master's degrees, the School of Journalism and the Specialized School for the Legal Professions, as well as the LUISS Business School and LUISS University Press.
The Viale Romania campus is the newest campus at LUISS Guido Carli. It opened in October 2007 at Viale Romania 32, in the heart of the Parioli quarter in Rome. This campus has the largest number of buildings and students even though it has not yet been completed: in fact only the first 9,420 m² out of the 28,000 m² planned are currently being used. This campus (converted from a former school entirely redesigned as a university campus) houses the Departments of Business and Management, Economics and Finance, and Political Science, the Student Office, the Orientation office, the Placement Office, Teaching and Research, International Relations and IT.
The Department of Law is located at Via Parenzo 11, which is not far from the historic campus of Viale Pola. The building was originally a hospital for blind war veterans (commemorated by a marble plaque inside the building). In the 1990s, Confindustria decided to take over the structure, restoring the original plan and shape of the building while completely renovating the interior.
There is also the campus located at Via di S.Costanza, which houses a library that specializes in the economic, legal, political and social sciences. The Library has over 100,000 books, 1,800 journals and 80 databases.
- Félix Andrew Morlion, from the university's founding to October 31, 1975 ("Pro Deo" and "LUISS")
- Carlo Ferrero, from November 1, 1975 to October 31, 1978 ("LUISS")
- Guido Carli, from November 1, 1978 to April 23, 1993
- Luigi Abete, from November 1, 1993 to July 18, 2001
- Antonio D'Amato, from July 18, 2001 to December 20, 2004
- Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, from December 20, 2004 to July 15, 2010
- Emma Marcegaglia, from July 16, 2010
- Roberto Lucifredi, from November 1, 1966 to July 27, 1974 ("Pro Deo")
- Giuseppe Mira, from November 1, 1974 to October 31, 1977 ("Pro Deo" and "LUISS")
- Rosario Romeo, from November 1, 1978 to July 16, 1984 ("LUISS")
- Carlo Luigi Scognamiglio, from November 1, 1984 to June 18, 1992
- Mario Arcelli, from July 16, 1992 to September 30, 2002
- Adriano De Maio, from October 1, 2002 to June 16, 2005
- Marcello Foschini, from June 16, 2005 to September 30, 2006
- Massimo Egidi, from October 1, 2006
- Pier Luigi Celli, from May 1, 2005 to July 14, 2013
- Giovanni Lo Storto, from July 15, 2013
Deans of departments
- Antonio Nuzzo (Dean of the Department of Law)
- Giorgio di Giorgio (Dean of the Department of Economics and Finance)
- Gennaro Olivieri (Dean of the Department of Business and Management)
- Sebastiano Maffettone (Dean of the Department of Political Science)
- Alberto Abruzzese (sociologist)
- Giuliano Amato (jurist, politician, former Prime Minister of Italy)
- Dario Antiseri (philosopher)
- Daniele Archibugi (economist)
- Matteo Arpe (banker, former CEO of Capitalia)
- Antonio Baldassarre (former President of the Constitutional Court of Italy, President of SISAL and RAI)
- Osvaldo Bevilacqua (journalist)
- Luigi Biggeri (statistician and economist)
- Renato Borruso (magistrate)
- Vincenzo Caianiello (former President of the Constitutional Court of Italy, jurist, magistrate and politician)
- Lucio Caracciolo (geopolitical analyst)
- Antonio Catricalà (jurist)
- Pier Luigi Celli (writer, entrepreneur, manager)
- Innocenzo Cipolletta (economist)
- Enrico Cisnetto (journalist, political analyst)
- Marcello Clarich (jurist)
- Antonio Cocozza (sociologist)
- Napoleone Colajanni (politician)
- Giuseppe Consolo (politician)
- Fulvio Conti (CEO and general manager of ENEL)
- Giuseppe Corasaniti (magistrate)
- Roberto Cotroneo (journalist)
- Italo Cucci (journalist)
- Roberto D'Alimonte (political analyst)
- Antonio D'Atena (jurist)
- Mario Di Lazzaro (politician)
- Vincenzo Fagiolo (cardinal)
- Fabio Fortuna (economist)
- Augusto Fantozzi (former Minister of Finance)
- Gian Maria Fara (sociologist)
- Domenico Fisichella (political analyst, then senator, Minister of Culture, Vice President of the Senate)
- Giovanni Maria Flick (former President of the Constitutional Court of Italy)
- Franco Fontana (President of Cassa di Risparmio della Provincia dell'Aquila and chairman of the board of Statutory Auditors at ENEL)
- Gianpiero Gamaleri (journalist)
- Alberto Maria Gambino (jurist)
- Fabio Gobbo (journalist, politician)
- David Held (political analyst, philosopher)
- Carlo Jean (general and writer)
- Anna La Rosa (journalist)
- Sergio Lepri (journalist)
- Raimondo Luraghi (historian)
- Antonio Martino (economist, politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense)
- Daniele Mastrogiacomo (journalist)
- Giuseppe Mazzei (journalist)
- Carlo Mezzanotte (Vice President Emeritus of the Constitutional Court of Italy)
- Italo Mereu (jurist)
- Renato Minore (journalist)
- Andrea Monorchio (economist and accountant general of the State)
- Fiamma Nirenstein (journalist and politician)
- Giovanni Orsina (historian, scientific editor of the Luigi Einaudi Foundation, Rome)
- Alessandro Pajno (politician)
- Salvatore Palazzolo (magistrate)
- Luciano Pellicani (sociologist and journalist)
- Pietro Perlingieri (jurist and university professor)
- Mario Pescante (entrepreneur and politician)
- Guido Pescosolido (historian)
- Roberto Pessi (labor law expert and lawyer)
- Francesco Pizzetti (jurist, President of the Authority to Guarantee Privacy)
- Reginaldo Maria Pizzorni (theologian)
- Gianni Profita (economist)
- Gaetano Quagliariello (political analyst and politician)
- Igor Righetti (journalist)
- Giuseppe Pizza (politician and Undersecretary of Public Education, Universities and Scientific Research)
- Pietro Reichlin (economist)
- Gian Luigi Rondi (critic)
- Giuseppe Sacco (economist, columnist)
- Paolo Savona (economist, former Minister of Industry, President of Unicredit Bank of Rome)
- Carlo Scognamiglio (former President of the Senate, Minister of Defense, Honorary President of the Italian Aspen Institute and of the Rizzoli-Corriere della Sera publishing group)
- Vincenzo Scotti (politician, Minister of the Interior and Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs)
- Paola Severino (jurist, former Minister of Justice in the Monti government)
- Chicco Testa (entrepreneur)
- Romano Vaccarella (jurist)
- Paolo Ungari (politician)
- Sergio Vento (diplomat)
- Vincenzo Visco (former Minister of Finance and Vice Minister of the Economy)
- Victor Zaslavsky (historian)
- Elisabetta Belloni (Director General of Cooperation for Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
- Rosy Bindi (politician)
- Daniele Capezzone (politician)
- Annagrazia Calabria (politician)
- Fabio Caressa (journalist)
- Lorenzo Cesa (politician)
- Giovanni Chiodi (politician)
- Riccardo Zacconi (CEO of King)
- Ranieri de Marchis (Head of Internal Audit at UniCredit)
- Raffaele De Mucci (jurist, sociologist and political analyst)
- Cristina Fantoni (journalist)
- Giovanni Floris (journalist)
- Gerardo Greco (journalist)
- Giulia Innocenzi (journalist)
- Maurizio Lauri (chairman of the board of Statutory Auditors at UniCredit)
- Luca Maestri (CFO of Apple)
- Giampiero Massolo (Ambassador and General Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, sherpa G8 2009)
- Carlo Messina (CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo)
- Massimo Moratti (president of Internazionale F.C. and CEO of Saras)
- Fabio Panetta (economist)
- Paola Rivetta (journalist)
- Andrea Sarubbi (journalist and politician)
- Rosella Sensi (City Councillor – Rome)
- "La classifica delle migliori università italiane" (in Italian). Il Sole 24 Ore. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
- Francesco Perego, La LUISS si espande in un monumento degli anni '30 in Corriere della Sera, May 14, 1992.
- LUISS University website in Italian
- LUISS University website in English
- LUISS Business School
- LUISS School of Government
- Radio LUISS